Prevention of stroke
CAROTID ARTERIAL DISEASE
A carotid endarterectomy is an operation on the main arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain. The operation is performed in order to prevent a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA or mini stroke). It involves removing the build up of plaque within the carotid arteries in order to prevent it from dislodging into the brain’s circulation.
There is a very important discussion about the risk and benefits of this procedure that Mr Ling has with patients prior to proceeding with this operation.